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What Being Injured Is Giving Me

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I have to say that one thing being injured can give you is a lot of time to think. Sometimes this is a good thing - sometimes not so much. This year has been a tough one for me when it comes to injuries. The 5 month and counting hip injury really put a damper on my fitness goals this year. Then I got staph as soon as I was cleared to run. That set me back. Then the hip got super angry again, and now this (When Life Throws You A Curveball)

It's July ya'll, and I have only had a few weeks here and there this year of running consistently. It's been my worst year to date to deal with such issues. And mentally I was finally ready to run races. I had registered for both the Harrisburg and Hershey half this year. Well, we all know that's not going to happen. I'm still hobbling around in a boot. Thankfully, I was able to transfer those bibs through the registration system.

But, lately I couldn't help but wonder where does this leav…

8 Mile Run

I went for an 8 mile run today. It was misting rain and chilly. With the hip issues, I probably shouldn't have run the hills, but I didn't want to have to drive somewhere to then run. Around mile 2, I could feel myself struggling. I knew I had a long way to go if I wanted to complete the loop (which consists of running up part of Peter's Mountain). I turned the music up on my ipod and pushed through it. I didn't know how far I had gone because I changed my route mid run. I was happy and surprised to discover that I had gone farther than what I had originally thought.

I knew my feet were cold and wet, but I didn't realize just how wet. My feet were SOAKED, and I was really chilled. My fingers were so cold that I had a hard time taking my shoes off.

But I'm pleased with myself. I am still slow though. I ran a 10:40 pace for 8 miles. My hip hurts, but not as bad as I anticipated.  I'm glad I was able to get it in today.

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